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The 1997 edition of the Singapore League Cup was a football tournament involving the teams in the S.League. It was renamed the Singapore Cup in 1998. The Singapore League Cup launched in 2007 is a different competition.

This first edition of the competition would feature nine teams drawn into three groups of three teams, playing on a home and away basis. The group winners and best runner-up would qualify for the semi-finals.

SAFFC would win the championship defeating Geylang United 1:0 in the final.

Teams

Group stage

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
SAFFC 4 4 0 0 8 4 +4 12
Balestier Central 4 1 0 3 9 10 −1 3
Home United 4 1 0 3 8 11 −3 0

[26 Jul]
Balestier Central 3–1 Home United
[30 Jul]
Home United 1–2 Singapore Armed Forces
[2 Aug]
Singapore Armed Forces 1–0 Balestier Central
[6 Aug]
Home United 5–4 Balestier Central
[10 Aug]
Singapore Armed Forces 2–1 Home United
[13 Aug]
Balestier Central 2–3 Singapore Armed Forces

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA This first edition of the competition would feature nine teams drawn into three groups of three teams, playing on a home and away basis. The group winners and best runner-up would qualify for the semi-finals.

SAFFC would win the championship defeating Geylang United 1:0 in the final.

[26 Jul]
Balestier Central 3–1 Home United
[30 Jul]
Home United 1–2 Singapore Armed Forces
[2 Aug]
Singapore Armed Forces 1–0 Balestier Central
[6 Aug]
Home United 5–4 Balestier Central
[10 Aug]
Singapore Armed Forces 2–1 Home United
[13 Aug]
Balestier Central 2–3 Singapore Armed Forces

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Geylang United 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 10
Woodlands Wellington 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3 4
Jurong 4 1 0 3 6 9 −3 3

[26 Jul]
Jurong 3–1 Woodlands Wellington
[30 Jul]
Geylang United 2–1 Jurong
[2 Aug]
Woodlands Wellington 0–0 Geylang United
[6 Aug]
Woodlands Wellington 3–1 Jurong
[10 Aug]
Jurong 1–3 Geylang United
[13 Aug]
Geylang United 3–0 Woodlands Wellington

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tampines Rovers 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 9
Tiong Bahru United 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7
Sembawang Rangers 4 0 1 3 1 9 −8 1

[Jul 26]
Tiong Bahru United 3–1 Tampines Rovers
[Jul 30]
Tampines Rovers 3–1 Sembawang Rangers
[Aug 2]
Sembawang Rangers 0–3 Tiong Bahru United
[Aug 6]
Tampines Rovers 2–0 Tiong Bahru United
[Aug 10]
Sembawang Rangers 0–3 Tampines Rovers
[Aug 13]
Tiong Bahru United 0–0 Sembawang Rangers

Semi-finals

First leg